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As the Pacific Islands region continues to lead the way in creating large marine protected areas, the World Parks Congress has delivered a wake-up...
Ocean management was one of the main themes of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, held in Sydney, Australia – the first time the once-per-decade conference has been held in Oceania. The Congress... Read more
Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest...
The IUCN Congress will be held under the theme ‘Planet at the crossroads’, emphasising that nature conservation and human progress are not a zero-sum game, and that credible and accessible choices... Read more
Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga...
IUCN, which is the official advisory body to UNESCO on natural World Heritage, has made repeated calls in the past on extractive industries and governments that licence their activities to stop oil... Read more
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 opens today in Sydney
Sydney, Australia, 12 November 2014 – More than 5,000 delegates from over 160 countries including Heads of State, park rangers, business executives and Indigenous leaders, have gathered in Sydney to... Read more
Another significant step towards improved protection and management of the high seas was achieved today as UN Member States formally adopted a...
The aim of the new legally-binding international agreement will be to build on, elaborate and support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This will be achieved by... Read more
Brazil's Cerrado coffee growers and producers, researchers and environmentalists have publicly pledged to work together to deliver positive...
The city of Patrocínio, in Minas Gerais State, hosted an event to officially launch the Cerrado das Águas (Waters of the Cerrado) Consortium in December 2015. The event kicked-off with panel... Read more
In a land with communities as diverse as its politics and landscapes, survey attempts to quantify human dependency on forests
“That really made us more careful before entering the yard,” explains Tetyana Zhyla, one of the consultants hired to conduct the first survey in Eastern Europe to quantify how and how much the people... Read more
“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland...
These were the words of IUCN’s Director General Inger Andersen as she addressed the opening ceremony of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on... Read more
A consortium led by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, has been appointed as one of two global groups to develop the Natural...
The consortium will work alongside another group of experts, led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The two consortia were selected by the Natural Capital Coalition, a... Read more
With this project, IUCN’s Global Economics Programme (GEP) provides expertise to Global Forests and Climate Change Programme on benefit-sharing...
With this project, IUCN aims to deliver on 3 main outputs, consistent with national REDD+ strategies: Assessment of pro-poor benefit-sharing mechanisms for performance-based REDD+ “proxy”... Read more
The Human Dependency on Nature (HDN) project, supervised by IUCN’s Global Economics Programme, aims to fill a gap by bringing together experts from...
Indeed, a lack of systematically collected empirical data on the full range of benefits that people derive from ecosystems and the corresponding degree of reliance, has led to the underestimation of... Read more
IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations are now more accessible and easier to search than ever with the new IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations...
This will help Members, IUCN staff and Commissions to make better use of IUCN Resolutions and Recommendations to influence policy, guide conservation action and develop new motions for up-coming... Read more

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